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Phyllonorycter gato

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Insecta
Family  Gracillariidae
Rank  Species
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Lepidoptera
Genus  Phyllonorycter

Phyllonorycter gato is a moth of the Gracillariidae family. It is found in south-western Rwanda. The habitat consists of open clearings in montane wet forests at an altitude of about 1,800 meters.

The length of the forewings is 2.9 mm. The forewing ground colour is ochreous with white markings. The hindwings are greyish beige. Adults are on wing in early August.

The larvae feed on an unidentified low shrub.

Etymology

The specific epithet is derived from gato or gatoya in Kirwanda (meaning small).

References

Phyllonorycter gato Wikipedia


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